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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-23189: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many schools had a composite class that included pupils ranging from P1 to P7 in the same class in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18 and (c) 2018-19, also broken down by local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 28 May 2019

 

School year 3

 

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Aberdeen City

0

0

0

Aberdeenshire

6

7

2

Angus

3

4

3

Argyll & Bute

12

6

10

Clackmannanshire

0

0

0

Dumfries & Galloway

9

7

8

Dundee City

0

0

0

East Ayrshire

0

0

0

East Dunbartonshire

0

0

0

East Lothian

2

1

1

East Renfrewshire

0

0

0

Edinburgh, City of

0

0

0

Na h-Eileanan Siar

3

3

2

Falkirk

0

0

0

Fife

2

1

3

Glasgow City

1

2

0

Highland

17

14

14

Inverclyde

0

0

0

Midlothian

0

2

0

Moray

1

2

1

North Ayrshire

2

2

2

North Lanarkshire

0

0

0

Orkney Islands

2

1

1

Perth & Kinross

2

2

3

Renfrewshire

0

0

0

Scottish Borders

4

3

4

Shetland Islands

7

4

1

South Ayrshire

1

1

1

South Lanarkshire

1

2

3

Stirling

1

1

0

West Dunbartonshire

0

0

0

West Lothian

0

1

0

SCOTLAND

76

66

59

1. Schools may have more than one class fitting this criteria.

2. Regardless of the number of pupils in P2-P6.

3. As collected in the Pupil Census at the September at the beginning of the school year.

4. In 2016 10 schools, in 2017 5 schools, and in 2018 4 schools had two or more teachers in at least one of their P1-P7 composite classes.

 

Table 1: Number of schools 1 with a composite class with at least one pupil in P1 and at least one pupil in P7 2 , by local authority and year, 2016-2018